A BPA Approach to the Shroud of Turin

@article{Borrini2019ABA,
  title={A BPA Approach to the Shroud of Turin},
  author={Matteo Borrini and Luigi Garlaschelli},
  journal={Journal of Forensic Sciences},
  year={2019},
  volume={64}
}
An investigation into the arm and body position required to obtain the blood pattern visible in the image of the Shroud of Turin was performed using a living volunteer. The two short rivulets on the back of the left hand of the Shroud are only consistent with a standing subject with arms at a ca 45° angle. This angle is different from that necessary for the forearm stains, which require nearly vertical arms for a standing subject. The BPA of blood visible on the frontal side of the chest (the… 

Why is the Turin Shroud Not Fake?

  • G. Fanti
  • Physics
    Global Journal of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • 2018
problem in the that often too simplistic tests are performed they not the actual wrapping of the Shroud around a body placed in a position not perfectly supine for the cadaveric rigidity assumed on

Commentary on: Borrini M, Garlaschelli L. A BPA Approach to the Shroud of Turin. J Forensic Sci 2019;64(1):137–43.

The present study represents the first proper experimental Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (BPA) performed to better understand the evidence on the Turin Shroud and the behavior of the blood flowing from the wounds of a crucified individual.

Signos de Vida en la Figura de la Síndone de Turín

The image on the Shroud of Turin shows both signs of death and life in a person whose image was imprinted when he was alive, if this is a fraud case, it should be considered as an artwork performed by a genius with medical, forensic and image processing knowledge from at least the XX century.

Authors’ Response

It has been truthfully demonstrated that blood, like other liquids, behaves in accordance with established laws of physics and consequently “bloodstain patterns on human skin are essentially no different than they are on floors, walls or other surfaces” and the idea that temperature and humidity can influence the results of the authors' experiments is specious and scientifically unfounded.

Commentary on: Borrini M, Garlaschelli L. A BPA approach to the Shroud of Turin. J Forensic Sci 2019;64(1):137–43.

It is concerns that the methods used by Borrini and Garlaschelli are subjective, simplistic, and limited to oversimplified hypotheses, and the results described in the authors’ study do not seem to support their conclusions.

The Shroud Body Image Generation. Immanent or Transcendent Action?

In this article, we shall study the mechanism of the Shroud body image formation with the help of both natural sciences and religion. The various possibilities can be divided into three groups of

Authors' Response

The SGPUHSTS authors are pleased to answer the points raised by the group, and think there is misunderstanding of the BPA analysis due to their lack of forensic scientific expertise.

Commentary On: Borrini M, Garlaschelli L. A BPA approach to the Shroud of Turin. J Forensic Sci https://doi.org/10.1111/1556-4029.13867. Epub 2018 July 10.

Sir, The paper, A BPA Approach to the Shroud of Turin (1), was published by the Journal of Forensic Sciences (available via Early View on July 10, 2018), documenting a Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

Authors’ Response

In this reply, Hermosilla and Rucker try to briefly summarize the studies that allegedly prove not only the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin but also that “the body was probably that of Jesus,” but it is not thought that these arguments are relevant for a review of the experimental Bloodstain Pattern Analysis.

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